Television changes every season and 2011 is a prime example of this change. ESPN2 used to feature a fishing block on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Going into this year all of those shows have dispersed to other networks. So while ESPN2 will still feature the Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament shows, no other fishing will be aired. Because of this, we try to watch additional shows on Versus, Outdoor Channel, WFN and the Sportsmans Channel. We also rely on the anglers to send in details for each program on which they are featured. This includes any special news casts, radio shows or regular TV show appearances. Below are a few of our favorite programs.
For each of our anglers appearing in these shows, we will record the number of seconds they are on screen. When it’s possible we will also make note of whether the angler’s jersey, boat and/or truck are visible as well as what sponsor logos are on their hat. After some behind the scenes calculations we are able to put a monetary value to each anglers television coverage.